About Glenn Fricker

Greetings, I'm Glenn Fricker, engineer here at Spectre Sound Studios. I love making records, and after doing it for sixteen years, I want to pass on what I've learned. Featuring tutorials on how to record guitar, bass, real drums and vocals. There's reviews and demos of tube amps, amp sims, drums, mics, preamps, outboard gear, and plugin effects. Everything you've wanted to learn about recording Hard Rock & Heavy Metal can be found right here on my channel! I also respond to your comments & questions: The best make it into the SMG Viewer's Comments series of videos. Loads of fun, lots of laughs. Thanks for reading!

Yes, you can HAVE my API PREAMPS!- Viewer’s Comments #131

Hey everybody! Welcome to SMG Viewers Comments episode 131! We're coming up on NAMM! I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of you guys there! Make sure you stop by the Chicken Picks booth to say hello! shockt9610 asks Glenn what's your opinion about recording guitar and bass DIs then taking them

The Purple Monstrosity: Revv Generator 100P

If you're a fan of the show, you've definitely seen and heard a Revv amp. I love these things! They sound great! Today we have something very special. The Revv Generator 100 Purple Edition. It's the 100 watt version of the Generator 120 except this is 2 channels, instead of 4. On the original

Stam Audio SA2A : Unbox & Test

So I got a new box today in the mail the other day. Been waiting for this one for a while. This is the Sa2a Levelling Compressor from Stam Audio! It is a faithful recreation of the classic Teletronix La2a- the main difference being price! A brand new Teletronix La2a will run you $3499

Don’t be a CRYBABY!- Viewer’s Comments #130

For those of you who are new to the channel, I do 3 shows a week and every Friday is my Viewer's Comments show where I try to answer your questions to the best of my ability. If you want your question to be featured on the show, check out the "How

How to GROW your Youtube Channel

This episode is brought to you by Promolta!  One of the questions that I'm regularly asked that isn't related to recording is "How do I get people to watch my YouTube Videos?" I've put together a list of 8 points that will help you create videos that people will enjoy watching. (For all you

Micro JCM 800? Joyo Jackman BantAmp

Today we're going to take a look at the Joyo Jackman from the BantAmp series. I've been a big fan of the BantAmps. They're 20 watts of solid power with a tube preamp section. We demoed the ZoMBie a little while back and it's fantastic for heavy tones, without breaking the bank. You can


Hey Everybody! Today we're taking a look at the Tiny Tune Pro from KLIQ Music Gear. Now I really like tuners. Tuners are a great idea! Not only for the studio, but for the stage as well! (Yes- Believe it or not, you can actually tune a bass!) A tuner is your first step

Go HOME and PRACTICE!- Viewer’s Comments #129

I've told a good amount of musicians (bass players) to go home and learn their part while in my studio. Not to be a jerk or to be mean. If you come into the studio and don't know your part, you're not only wasting my time, but you're wasting your time, your money and

Aquarian Reflector Snare Head Trial

It's the Wednesday after the holidays; a 4 day work week for most of us. Let's face it, you're probably at work procrastinating because it's almost the weekend! - I get it! Anyway. One of the great things about running a studio and a YouTube channel is that I get to demo a lot

Joyo Mjolnir TEST DRIVE

I've had this one sitting around far too long!   Here's a look at the very affordable Joyo Mjolnir all tube mini guitar head.  It's 15 watts & we measured the output at 120db!!  That's REALLY freakin' loud.  Loud enough to keep up with a drummer.  We measured 120 db coming out of this 15 watt